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Daily Mail - Great Britain

Nicolas Sarkozy returns to public view to be quizzed over political financial scandal

The 60-year-old is facing charges at a specialist financial court in Paris over the funding of his failed 2012 bid to retain the presidency of the country.

Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 7:26 am

Crash for cash’s John Smith jailed for £1m fake whiplash scam

Ringleader John Smith, 45, from Connah’s Quay, North Wales, stage-managed several crashes around the Chester area over a three-year period, in a bid to create new claimants for his business.

Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 7:26 am

I cried at film of gays who went to aid of striking miners, says Ed: Miliband admits ‘blubbing’ at film Pride as he ‘pleads guilty to being a geek’ in latest interview

The Labour leader has confessed he cried when he and his wife Justine watched a DVD of the 2014 movie starring Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton.

Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 7:24 am

Bootcamp where China makes internet junkies go cold turkey: The military fitness regimes and psychiatric assessments facing some of the country’s 24 million addicts as they attempt to kick the habit 

Daxing Internet Addiction Centre has so far welcomed 6,000 patients to its military-style bootcamp in Beijing, China, and claims to have cured 75 per cent of them.

Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 7:22 am

How watching TV can increase your risk of diabetes: Every hour spent slumped in front of the screen can raise chance of developing the condition by 3.4%

Researchers believe that too much sitting can increase people’s weight – a risk factor for the condition. In the UK, the average amount of time spent watching TV is four hours a day.

Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 7:15 am

Web violence is parents’ top fear: Four in ten say images are their main concern ahead of pornography and swearing 

Almost one in five parents said they are scared about what videos their children might be viewing and experts suggested this is being heightened by the rise of tablets and smartphones.

Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 7:09 am

Labour war on Britain’s bosses: Red Ed’s big guns call tycoons who signed Tory letter ‘tax dodgers’

Lord Prescott, an adviser to Ed Miliband, suggested the signatories were ‘tax dodgers, Tory donors and non doms’ – even though several were former Labour supporters.

Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 7:08 am

Indian Express - India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am


BBC - Great Britain

Russian trawler sinks with 54 dead

A trawler sinks off the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia’s Far East, with 54 confirmed dead and 15 still missing in freezing seas.

Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 4:39 am

VIDEO: What Gandhi wrote to Hitler

In celebration of London’s Letters Live season, BBC Newsnight invited actor Clarke Peters to read a letter written by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler.

Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 12:48 am

VIDEO: Riding with Ukrainian rebels

Natalia Antelava joins a patrol of pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine.

Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 12:00 am

Three dead in French Alps avalanche

Three tourists, two Austrians and an Italian, are killed in an avalanche at a national park in the French Alps.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 8:07 pm

Britons held on Turkey-Syria border

Nine British nationals have been seized by Turkish authorities after trying to illegally enter Syria, armed forces in the country say.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 7:40 pm

Gun attack on Istanbul police HQ

Police kill an armed woman assailant and wound a gunman who opened fire outside Istanbul’s police HQ, the city’s governor says.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 5:13 pm

Nemtsov murder suspect in court plea

The main suspect in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov makes an impassioned plea in court, saying he was forced into a confession.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 5:00 pm

NPR - United States

Germanwings Crash Highlights Workplace Approaches To Mental Health

The case of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz has focused attention on what Lufthansa, or any employer, can really know about an employee’s state of mind. Requiring a psychological evaluation has risks, too.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 10:03 pm

Iranian Nuclear Talks Enter Overtime As Debate Continues On Key Issues

NPR’s Audie Cornish talks to New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger about differences in the American and Iranian approaches to the talks.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 8:32 pm

In Battered Tikrit, Iraqi Forces Claim Much, But Not All Of City

The Iraqi military, with help from the U.S. and Iran, now holds most of Tikrit after a month of heavy fighting with the Islamic State. NPR’s Alice Fordham visited and says the city is still volatile.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 8:20 pm

Iraq Claims Victory Over Militants In Strategic City Of Tikrit

Iraqi flags are flying over government buildings again, one month into a major offensive to reclaim the city from fighters with the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 7:10 pm

Matamoros Becomes Ground Zero As Drug War Shifts On Mexican Border

Violence has descended on the once laid back tourist town of Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas. From mechanics to Twitter users, residents are feeling the effects of a turf war.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 6:55 pm

Thailand Lifts Martial Law, But Critics Say Its Replacement Is Worse

The announcement goes into effect immediately. The new law, Article 44, gives coup leader Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha sweeping powers over the Thai government.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 3:31 pm

World’s Oldest Person Dies At Age 117

Japan’s Misao Okawa was born in 1898. She had been the world’s oldest person since 2013, according to Guinness World Records.

Posted on 1 April 2015 @ 12:28 pm

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Voice of America - US Government

Attack at Kenya’s Garissa University

Gunmen have attacked Kenya’s Garissa University in the eastern part of the country, near the Somali border.

Garissa County officials have told VOA that they suspect the attack is the work of the al-Shabab militant group.

VOA Somali service reports that gunshots and explosions were heard on campus Thursday, as well as ambulance sirens. Witnesses say the attack began early in the morning, around 5:30 a.m. and is ongoing. Kenyan Defense Forces are on campus now, engaging in gunfire…

Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 5:17 am

Kerry, Zarif Meet as Iran Nuclear Talks Continue Thursday

The extended negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program continued Thursday in Lausanne, Switzerland, with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Twitter that the officials talked for several hours early Thursday along with experts from the Iranian and international delegations before taking a break.

Earlier she cited continued progress, but said negotiators “have not reached a political…

Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 4:40 am

California Governor Orders Mandatory Water Cuts

Environmentalists warn the world is facing serious water shortages and the United States is no exception. While parts of the country may get too much snow and rain, that is not the case in the southwest. California has been dealing with the effects of drought for more than two years. The state governor has ordered a mandatory reduction of water usage to prevent waste. The state is also looking into new technologies that will make California more drought resistant.

While the U.S. Midwest…

Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 4:14 am

California Governor Orders Mandatory Water Cuts

Environmentalists warn the world is facing serious water shortages and the United States is no exception. While parts of the country may get too much snow and rain, that is not the case in the southwest. California has been dealing with the effects of drought for more than two years. The state governor has ordered a mandatory reduction of water usage to prevent waste. The state is also looking into new technologies that will make California more drought resistant. Zlatica Hoke reports.

Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 4:06 am

Simplified Antibiotic Treatment Strategy Could Save Thousands of Babies

One in five babies worldwide develops a severe bacterial infection, including pneumonia and sepsis, resulting in the death of an estimated 700,000 infants. New research shows that young infants can be safely and effectively treated in their community with a simplified antibiotic drug regimen.

The World Health Organization recommends that infants who become severely ill with bacterial infections be treated with a series of antibiotic injections in the hospital. 

But many parents…

Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 2:53 am

Russian Trawler Sinks, Dozens Dead

At least 54 people are believed dead after a Russian trawler sank in the Sea of Okhotsk in Russia’s far east Wednesday.

Emergency officials say 63 of the 132 people aboard the ship were rescued after the Dalniy Vostok sank in icy waters near Russia’s Kamchatka peninsula. More than a dozen people are still missing.

The ship was carrying an international crew. In addition to Russians, it included nationals from Myanmar, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Vanuatu.

The cause of the…

Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 1:53 am

Arkansas Woman Now World’s Oldest Person at 116

A woman in the Southern U.S. state of Arkansas who has invited President Barack Obama to her birthday party is now the world’s oldest person.

Gertrude Weaver, 116,  inherited the title Wednesday upon the death of Misao Okawa of Osaka, Japan, at age 117.

Officials at Okawa’s nursing home said her death was peaceful, as if she had just fallen asleep.

Weaver, who will turn 117 on July 4, said she wants Obama to celebrate with her.

A former domestic worker in private…

Posted on 2 April 2015 @ 1:07 am


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